XXL Freshman 2018 Freestyles Ranked (Worst To Best)

  • Published on Jun 28, 2018
  • 2018 XXL Freshman Freestyle Ranked Worst To Best (Cypher).
    For their 2018 Freshman Class, XXL selected a phalanx of stars for this year's cover, including Lil Pump, Trippie Redd, Smokepurpp, Blocboy JB, YBN Nahmir, WifisFuneral, Ski Mask The Slump God, J.I.D. and Stefflon Don. #hiphopuniverse #hiphoprankings
    Unlike past covers, XXL only included nine MCs this year after Lil Skies -- who was voted to be the 10th member through a fan vote -- declined his invite for the cover after initially accepting, the publication reports.
    The actual issue for the Freshman Class will drop July 3. Then, all nine rappers will hit the stage at Terminal 5 in New York City on July 11 for the annual XXL Freshman Show. Don't fret: XXL will uphold their tradition and continue to show love to the West Coast with an LA show July 19 at The Novo.
    It's about that time. Despite suffering from an early leak courtesy of DJ Akademiks, the XXL Freshman List moved forward with a dignified sense of secrecy. Now, the time has come for the publication to unveil the lineup, which may still come as a surprise to some. This time around, we're looking at a decent mix of "mumble rappers" and lyricists, and the vibe is undeniably intriguing. So, without further ado, check out the The 2018 Freshman Class below:
    Ski Mask The Slump God
    Lil Pump
    Stefflon Don
    Blocboy JB
    YBN Nahmir
    Trippie Redd
    The fan-voted tenth spot was awarded to Lil Skies, who ultimately refused to show up. To be honest, it kind of feels like a waste, especially given the omission of one notable rainbow-headed rapper. Either way, Florida clearly had a big showing this year, and it's great to see J.I.D. hold it down for the lyricists. It feels like an improvement over last year's lineup, and the obligatory Cypher should be interesting this time around, given the divided stylistic nature of the class.
    What do ya'll think of XXL's latest lineup? Did they get it right, or do you feel like they missed the mark?
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Comments • 5 846

  • Hip-Hop Universe
    Hip-Hop Universe  Year ago +926

    This time I'm not comparing them to the greatest rappers of all time. This rating is more about skills. Who was the best?
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    • TSPK-TheMilkMan
      TSPK-TheMilkMan 2 months ago

      Nicholas Bentley u prolly only listen to blocboy job and Blueface all day instead of actual talented rappers like jid and ski mask

    • lil bren
      lil bren 3 months ago

      This was biased lmao not based on skill

    • N Williams
      N Williams 6 months ago

      Ski Mask The slump god

    • Carlos Ruelas
      Carlos Ruelas 6 months ago

      @Asher Burkhart nope

  • Hadhoodi Hafez
    Hadhoodi Hafez 3 days ago +1

    I know your gonna be biased to the lyricists from the beggining but aight.

  • Errol Gentle Sr.
    Errol Gentle Sr. 16 days ago

    0:06 bruh lil dump

  • Alex Martinez
    Alex Martinez 16 days ago

    This guy put trippie Redd 4th and ybn 5th trippie Redd keeps using dat freestyle and made a song

  • ɨdle
    ɨdle 17 days ago

    jid was an easy 10 for everything

  • Derek Manz
    Derek Manz 19 days ago

    lol 3:29 ski knew he was already done and he killed

  • WS Joe
    WS Joe 22 days ago

    You lot be sleeping on stefflon don g

  • Chikeny chicken
    Chikeny chicken 25 days ago

    I'm sorry but ski masks lyrics should be 10

  • Chris J
    Chris J 25 days ago

    Poeple giving lil pump hate but tbh his beat are ong not even not bad and his lyrics are fire

  • Luke 1864
    Luke 1864 Month ago

    JIDS Lyricism and Vocabulary really makes him something really special........

  • Otto Böting
    Otto Böting Month ago

    Only thing u care about is lyrical so you rank em on that and the rest u randomly pick

  • Luca Salmon
    Luca Salmon Month ago

    Ybn 2nd and Ski first

  • cpt kitkat04
    cpt kitkat04 Month ago

    Blocboy was not better then smoke

  • JustSam
    JustSam Month ago +1

    J.I.D was rapping one of his songs

  • Clarko You will get sparko

    lol pump is atleast 5th the flow was 1 million times better than smoke purps

  • Jae Creator
    Jae Creator Month ago

    FREE DOWNLOADED 8/9 🔥Hard rap beat🔥

  • BurntCrackers
    BurntCrackers Month ago

    Wifisfuneral’s freestyle was literally one of his song’s lyrics. Still good artist tho

  • Claudia Andrade
    Claudia Andrade Month ago


  • Marios Karajohn
    Marios Karajohn Month ago +2

    Stefflon was better than Nahmir people

  • oh yeah yeah
    oh yeah yeah Month ago

    Trippie didnts freestyle he rapped his song going for a walk

  • The Dad
    The Dad Month ago

    trippies really just missing my idols

  • Black Datch
    Black Datch Month ago

    No one:
    Trippie Redd's total: 5. 666 6

  • Hayden Wright
    Hayden Wright Month ago

    No offense lil pump ain’t even free style

  • nV xVelocityy
    nV xVelocityy Month ago

    Bloc boy be looking like a whale in the picture

  • King Ty
    King Ty Month ago

    Rated nahmir tooo low u gotta feel him before u Jude him

  • angieee rodriguez
    angieee rodriguez Month ago +1

    ski should've been first

  • Ray Zhou
    Ray Zhou Month ago +1

    we all kno pumps gonna be first

  • Filip Elez
    Filip Elez 2 months ago

    I stg u love off jid

  • Javier Rodriguez
    Javier Rodriguez 2 months ago +1

    Ski should be number 1

    • goldy
      goldy Month ago

      Introducez yeah he was tripping on that video

    • Introducez
      Introducez Month ago

      @goldy say that on the other worst to best vid Hip-Hop Universe made were he didin't even get 2nd

    • goldy
      goldy Month ago

      Introducez he was tho?

    • Introducez
      Introducez Month ago

      @goldy not all around at all

    MEME BOI MAFIA 2 months ago +2

    Wifi , trippie redd deserves at least 7 ski jid need a 1000/10 automatically

  • like my lingo
    like my lingo 2 months ago

    THE WHOLE RATING FOE ALL THESE GAY ASS NIGGAS IS 1.....AND THAT'S ONLY BECAUSE I LIKE SOME OF THOSE MIC STANDS......Lame fuck world we live in...but it was funny I will admit

  • Hector. 223
    Hector. 223 2 months ago

    Lil pumps gpa was probably 2.1 as well

  • D-Von
    D-Von 2 months ago +1

    Lil pump even mumble raps a Freestyle😂

  • D-Von
    D-Von 2 months ago +1

    J.I.D is the best one here, soo

  • Playoff James harden
    Playoff James harden 2 months ago

    Tbh Nahmir had the worst one

  • Lucasnick3e
    Lucasnick3e 2 months ago +1

    Just Ski had a little chance against JID

  • Lil Kalhed
    Lil Kalhed 2 months ago

    Lil pump ouu

  • Amy Huckestein
    Amy Huckestein 2 months ago

    Trippie Redd's was 5.6666

  • Wil Anderson
    Wil Anderson 2 months ago


  • Dimplegod DG
    Dimplegod DG 2 months ago

    He was trippie number 4 he literally uses that freestyle in every interview and even made a song using the same lyrics he should have been number 5

  • Ariz _1703
    Ariz _1703 2 months ago

    5/10 of these rappers i don’t have any ideas who the hell are they lol

  • fender katana
    fender katana 2 months ago

    Do y’all selves a favor

  • Dexter Scott
    Dexter Scott 2 months ago

    Is it funny I never heard of the #1 person on XXL

    • goldy
      goldy Month ago

      Yeah you tripping

  • Dillbot Camies
    Dillbot Camies 2 months ago

    I dont really know why steffalon don wasnt higher thab trippie as he just sang a song he already made

    SWLEO123JED 2 months ago +1

    You did Stefflon Don dirty man
    That was disrespectful

  • Wavy Staplezz
    Wavy Staplezz 2 months ago

    Lil skies would be 1 if he showed up tbh

  • Ningen x69
    Ningen x69 2 months ago

    Stefflon should be higher in my opinion

  • Vermin
    Vermin 2 months ago

    1.J.I.D 2.Ski mask 3.Trippie redd

  • Panos GMS
    Panos GMS 2 months ago

    Damn bro that lil pump shit was crazy, he didnt deserve that.

  • CommonCentzzz
    CommonCentzzz 2 months ago +2

    Blocboy jb lookin like a whale in the thumbnail

  • Wolfboy1516
    Wolfboy1516 2 months ago +1

    Ski is 1 outta 1 mill u idiot

  • big chigga
    big chigga 2 months ago

    "He's one of the best lyricists" fuck off you absolute pencil sharpener

  • Angelica Ramos
    Angelica Ramos 2 months ago +1

    Ski should’ve been higher .

  • lil jeisson
    lil jeisson 2 months ago

    blocboy was ass

  • Yvng Sleeper
    Yvng Sleeper 2 months ago

    They was supposed to freestyle my guy lil pump used one of his lyrics😂

  • unknown temptation
    unknown temptation 2 months ago

    2:33 song? im a huge trippie redd fan but ive never heard this song before

  • Archenio
    Archenio 2 months ago

    You idolize j.i.d.

  • DC553_- SZn
    DC553_- SZn 2 months ago

    Lil pump sounded better than I thought

  • BradTheMadLad - Gaming and More

    How is pump last tf u smokin